I started taking photos because of my father. He was a total amateur, lacking any care or concern for his darkroom enviroment, which was a small shack in our backyard, wooden walls, and a dirt floor, no running water, and dust every where. But it was his and he shared it with me. He also made some nice photos when he wanted to, but he seemed to always give more away then he kept. That was cool.
As I matured I've narrowed my selection of subjects, to alot of the American Flag, Doorways, the color green, my daughters, always people where ever I see them, and whatever else I like.
My equipment lags. Not long ago I had my Mamyia 645, with 3 lens, many of the accesories and 2 Nikons with asorted lens, complete darkroon setup, a Bessler 23c, Omega B, Omega 4x5, everything. One trusting eveing I lost all my cameras a girl I was seeing at the time. Robbed me blind. Darkroom equipment lost to non payment of storage fees. Equipment and years of negitives and prints. But that's the past no time for regrets.
Now I own a Nikon D90 with 3 lenses. I have moved up camera wise, and the color on this camera is great so are all the features, my only complaint the lenses. In the old days 60's,70's,80's Nikkor lenses were sharp, rugged and fairly inexpensive, todays Nikkor mid level lenses are massed produced in China with plastic parts and the sharpness just isn't there. I am just sadly disappointed that I have none of my old Nikon lenses because I've seen them on e-bay going for much $$$ and the reason why...better made and quality of the photo taken.
Ciao 4 Now